Elant Welcomes Denise Doring VanBuren to Board of Directors

New member brings extensive media and PR experience

Goshen, N.Y. (July 22, 2013) – Elant, the Hudson Valley’s leading provider of senior health and housing solutions, is pleased to welcome Denise Doring VanBuren to its Board of Directors.


VanBuren is a media and public relations specialist with an extensive background in broadcasting and public service. She served as an anchor at several media outlets in Orange and Duchess counties before accepting a position with Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation in 1993. She was named an officer of the corporation in 1998 and has been promoted to positions of increasing responsibility; she currently serves as the Corporate Secretary and Vice President of Public Relations.


VanBuren has remained active in the community throughout her career and has served as Past Board Chair of the Greater Southern Duchess Chamber of Commerce and Chairperson of the Board of Craig House Center. She also served five terms as the President of the Beacon Historical Society. From 1992 to 1993, VanBuren held the position of Ward One City Councilwoman on the Beacon City Council.


“I am honored to join the Elant Board of Directors,” said VanBuren. “As a Dutchess County resident, it’s important for me to be involved in an organization that serves the needs of my community. With six campuses throughout the Hudson Valley, Elant not only cares for Dutchess County residents, but also residents of Orange and Rockland counties. This is a vital organization that serves the needs of thousands of individuals and families each year, and I look forward to working with the members of the Board.”


Throughout her career, VanBuren has been the recipient of several honors and awards. In 2012, she was named the Junior League of Duchess County’s Woman of the Year and was the recipient of the Duchess ARC Bessie Payne Humanitarian Award. In previous years, VanBuren has been awarded the Meritorious Service Award from the Exchange Club of Southern Duchess, and was named the Central Hudson Executive of the Year and the City of Beacon Volunteer of the Year, among other prestigious awards and recognitions.


VanBuren has a master’s degree in business administration from Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh and has authored three books: “Historic Beacon,” “Beacon Revisited” and “Doorways to History: The Stories Behind the New York DAR Chapter Houses and the Women Who Saved Them.” She has just concluded a three-year term as the New York State Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution and now serves on the Executive Board of the National Society of the DAR in Washington, D.C.


"We are thrilled to add such an accomplished and illustrious professional to our Board," said Donna Cornell, Elant Board Chairperson. "Denise has had an extraordinary career, bolstered by her tremendous level of community involvement. Her expertise in public relations and her experience in the public service sector will be valuable to the Board and to Elant as a whole."